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Blue-billed Duck

Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 37934)
Photographed byNathan Watson on Tue 24th Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Thu 2nd Jan, 2020 .
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ID37934
CommentAfter initially uploading another version of this photo, after looking at it for some time I felt it was improved with a slightly closer crop to bring the drake into frame more and better highlight the staggered reflection of his head and bill. This image was shot early in the morning using manual exposure and I used my 1.4x teleconverter at its maximum 840mm focal range, which limited my aperture to F/9 on the Sigma lens. I set ISO to 400 and used 1/640 shutter speed. Post-processed using DPP4, PSE & Neat Image.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D MKIII, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports lens & 1.4x teleconverter.
LocationLake Seppings, Albany, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, adult, breeding plumage/features
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